Windows Software: Journal your mobile calls with SmartJournal

JournalOutlook has a little known, and even lesser used feature called Journal. You can use the journal to keep track of meetings, follow-up emails and pretty much all of your day to day happenings.

I use Journal to keep track of the phone calls on my Windows Mobile phone. Incoming, outgoing and especially missed calls will all be recorded into your phones log files.

It is good practice to keep track of the calls you make and receive on your phone. With SmartJournal, it is easy to have proof that a call did or didn’t take place. Using Outlook Journal feature, you will be seeing the data in a user friendly interface. As well as that, it is much easier to create contacts in Outlook than it is on a phone. It is a useful feature for knowing when I should catch up with an old friend.

SmartJournal works closely with ActiveSync and Outlook. You can set SmartJournal to open and close with ActiveSync so that as you do a regular sync, SmartJournal will download the call log from your phone into Outlooks Journal.

In Outlooks Journal, you get to see:

  • The phone number
  • Whether the call was incoming, outgoing or missed
  • The date of the call
  • The duration of the call
  • Name of contact if available

I have not tested this with WMDC, but I don’t see any reason why it would not work. The program is in German, but because you don’t really see SmartJournal running (it is run in the background), this is not a problem.

JournalsettingsTo enable the journal feature in Outlook, click on the right arrows in the navigation pane.
Select “Add or Remove Buttons”
Select “Journal

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2 Comments so far »

  1. Lionel said, on April 13, 2008 @ 2:51 am

    Downloaded, and installed, does not function due to message – “This application has failed to start because the application config is incorrect” can you help please, I need an application that would assist me to capture missed calls on my cell phone and record them on my computer

  2. Lauri said, on October 29, 2009 @ 10:45 pm

    Great tool! Installs and lups! – all my calls in Outlook, btw version 2002. First needs setting conf via Start menu.

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